Vietnam War Information for Allen County, Indiana

2122 O'Day Road Street View photo from Google map and Google Fort Wayne Vietnam Memorial images search

October 3, 2022 post by Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum on Facebook

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Replica Vietnam Memorial Wall unveiled in Fort Wayne by ABC21 WPTA posted May 21, 2021 on YouTube
In the Spring of 2021, the Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum unveiled the 360 foot long Vietnam Memorial Wall, an 80% replica of the original Vietnam Wall in Washington D.C. It’s now a permanent display on the grounds that draws visitors near and far to reflect and remember our fallen heroes for all to see.

  2. Fort Wayne Vietnam Wall Dedication takes place Memorial Day weekend at Veterans National Memorial Shrine & Museum June 28, 2021 at Hagerman Group.
  3. Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Fort Wayne wins award for construction by Nico Pennisi posted January 25, 2022 on Fox 55 Fort Wayne.
  4. A Piece of the Rock: The Replica Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Fort Wayne by Gregory McNamee Mar/April 2022 at The VVA Veteran Online a publication of Vietnam Veterans of America
  5. Fort Wayne’s Vietnam Memorial Wall is Positively Fort Wayne by Emily Dwire, posted May 30, 2022 at CBS WANE-TV NewsChannel 15.

Fort Wayne Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum honors Vietnam War veterans posted March 29, 2022 by FOX 55 Fort Wayne on YouTube
When Vietnam War veterans entered the museum Tuesday on National Vietnam War Veterans Day, he made sure he was at the front to greet them and show them around.

Search for names at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund at the Wall of Faces.

November 11, 1982 the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D. C. with 58,220 names on 140 black granite panels welcomed its first visitors and was dedicated November 13, 1982.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. — dedicated 40 years ago today — was first envisioned by a 21-year-old Yale University architecture student who won a national design competition for the site. The Library is home to the drawings Maya Lin submitted for the contest, as well as perspective drawings by Paul Stevenson Oles, which helped put Lin's vision in context on the National Mall. Copied from a November 13, 2022 post by The Library of Congress on Facebook.

Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 About this collection Following the conclusion of the French Indochina War in 1954, Vietnam was divided into communist North Vietnam and noncommunist South Vietnam. In the late 1950s, North Vietnam activated communist cadres in the South in an effort to take the country by force. Concerned that these actions might trigger a wider war in the area, America pursued intervention eventually committing armed forces in March 1965. Hoosiers volunteered and/or were drafted to serve in all military capacities during what became a controversial conflict at home (known in America as the Vietnam War). In 1973, the Paris Peace Accords were signed. U.S. troops were withdrawn and many prisoners of war were repatriated. North Vietnamese forces overran the South Vietnamese army by 1975 and created a unified, communist Vietnam. At We Do History online digital collection by the Indiana Historical Society.

40 years after the Fall of Saigon The End of the Vietnam War by The Journal Gazette newspaper

Capt Crosby Funeral by Rolling Thunder by Marylou Wade posted on YouTube
This video is about Capt Crosby's funeral in Arlington National Cemetery. Series of photos taken by the Rolling Thunder put into video

Captain Herbert C. Crosby - March 30, 1947 to November 5, 1974 - Vietnam soldier killed in action finally awarded Purple Heart March 14, 2013 by Frank Gray in The Journal Gazette newspaper. It’s been more than 43 years since Capt. Herbert Crosby, a Fort Wayne native, died when his helicopter went down in Quang Nam Province in southern Vietnam. ... Crosby, who was born on Memorial Day in 1947 and as a youngster thought the parades and flags were for him, was laid to rest on Memorial Day weekend, 50 years after his birth. Army Capt. Herbert Crosby was buried in 2007 with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. His grave and photos CPT Herbert Charles “Herby” Crosby are on Find A Grave. Vietnam MIA Makes Final Journey Home; Inspires Hope posted April 4, 2007 by Kristen Dooley (PEO STRI) at The Official Home of the United States Army. Capt. Herbert C Crosby, US Army has his newspaper announcement going to service at Firebird Nine One. CROSBY, HERBERT CHARLES Remains Identification announced 12/19/2006 on POWNetwork has several news releases through May 26, 2007, with similar information on This Page Is Dedicated To Herbert C. Crosby Remains Identification announced 12/19/2006 on Missing In Action.


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